Teaching and Speaking

My 2012 food writing workshop St. Louis. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan S. Pollack.)

An experienced speaker and instructor, I teach classes, workshops and appear on panels. I love to travel and speak around the world. Some of my classes and speaking engagements include:

  • Featured speaker at the International Association of Culinary Professionals annual conference for several years
  • 1-day workshop on food writing for the Smithsonian Institute
  • Weekend workshop leader, UCLA Journalism department, on food writing
  • Panelist at the International Food Blogger Conference, Seattle (twice)/Santa Monica/New Orleans
  • Keynote speaker and workshop leader, Eat.Drink.Blog, Australia
  • Workshop leader and panelist, Food Blogger Connect, London
  • Speaker, New Zealand Food Blogger Association
  • 1-day workshop on food writing, Ireland/Honolulu/San Diego/Tustin, CA/St.Louis
  • Five years leading a conference on food writing for Book Passage bookstore, Corte Madera, CA
  • Several years teaching food writing classes, Book Passage bookstore, Corte Madera, CA
  • Several years as a writing instructor at the Writing Salon, San Francisco, on food writing and book proposal writing
  • Panel moderator, San Francisco Professional Food Society, Culinary Legacies Panel: A Conversation with Chuck Williams and Friends
  • Talks on “Feature Article Writing,” and “Great Query Letters” for the San Francisco Professional Food Society Editors and Writers Special Interest Group
  • Talks on “How to Identify Audiences for a New Publication,”  for The Folio:Show, a national magazine show in New York and Los Angeles
A talk on writing skills at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in 2014 (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Flinn).



Please contact me about speaking opportunities. I am available for private workshops as well as speaking at conferences.